Chicago Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot To Address Illinois HouseLightfoot's office says she will address lawmakers in both chambers. She is to speak to the Illinois House on Wednesday afternoon and the Illinois Senate on Thursday morning.
Lightfoot: 'There Are Things A Big City Mayor Can Do To Really Transform And Improve People's Lives'"I truly love this city. I see the greatness of it in every neighorhood, every corner of it. But we need to make sure that we are providing real opportunity. I just think there are things that a big city mayor can do to really transform and improve people's lives that no other elected official can do. And I really look forward to the opportunity."
Freeman-Wilson Discusses Vision For Future Of Gary, Ind.She's got a Harvard law degree and served as Indiana’s attorney general, but Karen Freeman-Wilson is about take on her toughest challenge yet as the newly-elected mayor of Gary, Ind.
Shaw: Transition Plan Will Keep Emanuel AccountableThe transition plan that Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel unveiled this week is a blueprint for how he intends to change things at City Hall. Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association weighs in.
Emanuel Orders Departments To Cut Payroll By 10 PercentMayor-elect Emanuel Rahm Emanuel has ordered all department heads to cut management costs by 10 percent, which would necessitate cuts of about 1,300 jobs.
Emanuel: 'The Whole City Is Excited To Start Something New'Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel will take office in just one week, and he says "The whole city is excited to start something new."
Emanuel, Burke Bury Hatchet Amid City Budget Deficit Call off the Clash of the Titans. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and a potential enemy, powerful Ald. Ed Burke, had a private meeting and called a truce as the city budget continues to gush red ink.
Emanuel, Preckwinkle Seek Summer Opportunities For YouthMayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle are teaming up to make more jobs and summer programs available for young people in the City of Chicago.
Police Board Picks 3 Finalists For SuperintendentThe Chicago Police Board has picked three finalists for a new superintendent, which would be narrowed down to two finalists when crossed with the four candidates picked by Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel.
Emanuel: Property Tax Exemptions For Non-Profits Won't EndThe day after he suggested he was looking at the matter, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is reassuring non-for-profit groups that he does not intend to end their property tax exemptions.
2 Outsiders, Insider In Contention For Police SuperintendentTwo outsiders and a Chicago Police insider reportedly have the inside-track to become the next police superintendent.
Emanuel To Keep Current City College AdministrationMayor-elect Rahm Emanuel says he’s keeping the team that Mayor Richard M. Daley appointed to run the City Colleges of Chicago.
Emanuel Wants To Cut City License Waiting TimesMayor-elect Rahm Emanuel says he wants to look at some of Chicago’s budget problems from a different perspective.
Emanuel Taps Claypool To Run CTAA day after naming a new team to run the city's public schools, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that he's tapping former Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool to run the CTA.
Parents Hope New CPS Boss Brings ReformParents of Chicago Public School students saw Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel’s choice of a new CPS chief as an opportunity for change in the school system.